The Livingston County Health Department is not testing individuals.

If you are sick and have respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, stay home.  Remain in your home until you feel better and have no symptoms.  Keep in mind there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill can isolate at home. While at home, as much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people. If you need medical attention, contact your health care provider before going to their office or hospital so that they may evaluate whether you can be cared for at home or need to be hospitalized.  If you determine you need to go to the emergency room, call ahead and let them know you are coming so the medical team can take the proper precautions prior to you entering the facility.

Do I need to be tested?

Consider the following:

Have you had contact with any person who is showing symptoms for COVID- 19 within the last 14 days, OR with anyone with known COVID-19?; and

Do you have any symptoms of a lower respiratory infection (e.g., cough, fever, or shortness of breath)?

If “Yes” to either question, stay home and contact your healthcare provider should your symptoms worsen.

Why can’t I be tested if I want to?
IDPH, local health departments, and hospitals have implemented heightened surveillance to identify individuals most likely to have COVID-19. Public health experts are communicating with and educating health care providers and other public health partners about the current situation. At present, there is a limited supply of testing nationwide; therefore, testing focuses on those who have been admitted to the hospital with severe symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and those who live in congregate settings.

For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 webpage and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 webpage.